Was The "Spanish Flu" Epidemic Man-made?
December 01, 2006
By Henry Makow Ph.D.
In 1948 Heinrich Mueller, the former head of the Gestapo, told his CIA Interrogator that the most devastating plague in human history was man-made.
He was referring to the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 that infected 20% of the world's population and killed between 60 and 100 million people. This is roughly 3 times as many as were killed and wounded in World War One, and is comparable to WWII losses, yet this modern plague has slipped down the memory hole.
Mueller said the flu started as a US army bacteriological warfare weapon that somehow infected US army ranks at Camp Riley KS in March 1918, and spread around the world. He says that it "got out of control" but we cannot discount the horrible possibility that the "Spanish Flu" was a deliberate elite depopulation measure, and that it could be used again. Researchers have found connections between it and the current "Bird Flu."
There was nothing "Spanish" about this flu. According to Wikipedia: "In the U.S., about 28% of the population suffered, and 500,000 to 675,000 died. In Britain 200,000 died; in France more than 400,000. Entire villages perished in Alaska and southern Africa. In Australia an estimated 10,000 people died and in the Fiji Islands, 14% of the population died during only two weeks, and in Western Samoa 22%. An estimated 17 million died in India, about 5% of India's population at the time. In the Indian Army, almost 22% of troops who caught the disease died of it."
"Indeed, symptoms in 1918 were so unusual that initially influenza was misdiagnosed as dengue, cholera, or typhoid. One observer wrote, "One of the most striking of the complications was hemorrhage from mucous membranes, especially from the nose, stomach, and intestine. Bleeding from the ears and petechial hemorrhages in the skin also occurred. ...Another unusual feature of this pandemic was that it mostly killed young adults, with 99% of pandemic influenza deaths occurring in people under 65 and more than half in young adults 20 to 40 years old. This is unusual since influenza is normally most deadly to the very young (under age 2) and the very old (over age 70). "
At a 1944 Nazi bacteriological warfare conference in Berlin, General Walter Schreiber, Chief of the Medical Corps of the German Army told Mueller that he had spent two months in the US in 1927 conferring with his counterparts. They told him that the "so-called double blow virus" (i.e. Spanish Flu) was developed and used during the 1914 war.
"But," according to Mueller, "it got out of control and instead of killing the Germans who had surrendered by then, it turned back on you, and nearly everybody else." ("Gestapo Chief: The 1948 CIA Interrogation of Heinrich Mueller" Vol. 2 by Gregory Douglas, p. 106) Actually the Armistice took place Aug 11, 1918.
The interrogator, James Kronthal, the CIA Bern Station Chief asked Mueller to explain "double blow virus." It reminds me of AIDS.
Mueller: "I am not a doctor, you understand, but the 'double-blow' referred to a virus, or actually a pair of them that worked like a prize fighter. The first blow attacked the immune system and made the victim susceptible, fatally so, to the second blow which was a form of pneumonia...[Schreiber told me] a British scientist actually developed it...Now you see why such things are insanity. These things can alter themselves and what starts out as a limited thing can change into something really terrible."
The subject of the Spanish Flu arose in the context of a discussion of typhus.
The Nazis deliberately introduced typhus into Russian POW camps and, along with starvation, killed about three million men. The typhus spread to Auschwitz and other concentration camps with Russian and Polish POWS.
In the context of the Cold War, Mueller says: "If Stalin invades Europe...a little disease here and there would wipe out Stalin's hoards and leave everything intact. Besides, a small bottle of germs is so much cheaper than an atom bomb, isn't it? Why you could hold more soldiers in your hand than Stalin could possibly command and you don’t have to feed them clothes them or supply them with munitions. On the other hand, the threat of war...does wonders... for the economy." (108)
Is Mueller credible? In my opinion he is. Gregory Douglas apparently is a pseudonym for his nephew with whom he left his papers. Normally a hoax would not run to thousands of pages. The Interrogation is 800 pages. The Memoirs are 250 pages. The microfilmed Archive apparently covers 850,000 pages. Finally, the material I have read is incredibly well informed, consistent and full of plausible revelations .
The "Elite" cult has made no secret of its desire to decrease the world population. (See Alan Stang, Population Extermination: How Will it be Done? )
It's possible that World War One was a disappointment to the Elite in terms of the numbers killed. Whether the "Spanish Flu" was deliberate or not, we cannot say. But apparently the US Army has a record of experimenting with drugs/chemicals/bacteria on unwary soldiers. Did such an experiment get "out of control" at Fort Riley?
So far the Bird Flu has only killed 160 people since 2003. Is it a harbinger of something more deadly? Hopefully it isn't but we should be mindful of the shocking precedent set by the 1918 Influenza Pandemic.
See also "Hitler's Gestapo Chief Became Top Truman Advisor"
See also "The Influenza Pandemic of 1918"
Henry Makow is the author of A Long Way to go for a Date. He received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto. He welcomes your feedback and ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments for "Was The "Spanish Flu" Epidemic Man-made? "
Lisa said (December 06, 2006):
I don't doubt it for a minute... Actually, I think most of our disease are man-made these days. I have worked as a medical transcriptionist for the last seven years, and I can tell you for an absolute fact that the pharmaceutical companies create most of the diseases... take one for one thing, and bam, you have three more problems pop up. I kept noticing a trend; either a patient is healthy and on no meds or is sickly and on a long list. Oncology (cancer medicine) was the WORST, and I was relieved to wash the blood off of my hands from that account after only one year. Talk about hell on earth!
All of this probably won't do any good for your article, but on a more personal level -- just because the bird flu & disease topic came up -- wanted to pass onto you some info about Olive Leaf Extract. My husband & I have been taking it for maybe 6-8 months now and I have to say that we have not been sick, not even a cold or flu, since we started taking it. I didn't really look into it that much, just took a friend's advice and started taking it, but really the results have been quite amazing. IF those ever-elusive "powers that be" are up to something, why not prepare early? A little "preventive medicine?"
BIRD FLU IS FOR THE BIRDS said (December 05, 2006):
Hello, This was not a FLU, it was made man by the doctors who were bored. Only people who got the vaccines got sick, they had to make up
a name for it so they named it the Spanish Flu. Eleanor McBean was a young girl at the time, I suggest that you put her name in your search
and she wrote a few books about it. The scientists are PAID by the GOV to lie and say it was the bird flu, The Bird flu is a hoax and it can not be transmitted to people, it is in the bird population like chickens.
THE WHO the world health organization is so phony and work with the gov to say all this lies that it can spread. I suggest that
you go to http://www.nomorefakenews.com click on and scroll down to searchable archives, and look for this 2005-10-10 It will Jon
tells about the fake bird flu and then go to 2005-10-13 This tells you more how the chicken are raised in dirty conditions, and are
subjected to vaccine all the time, this weakens their IMMUNE SYSTEM.... they eventually die from all the vaccines they get. No one
person has ever died from bird blu, because it is only in the chicken family. NOT one document is out there, sure they are going to lie that
someone has these people were sick prior with upper respiratory or some other illness. But to make it sound that it can transfer to people
THEY LIE that these people died from bird flu... this is all about propaganda. I suggest that you all read this one written by a doctor
who is not afraid to tell the truth and for goodness sake sent this message to others. THE GOV will lie about anything to make money from
that bloody toxic chemical poisoned TAMIFLU who knows what aids virsu is packed in there and vaccines are loaded with toxic chemicals that
eroded the myelin shealth causes brain injuries, seizures, destroys the central nervous system. ANd they said if you get sick from the TAMIFLU
SHOT too bad they cant help you, HINT HINT it tells you already how toxic they are, don t be a stupid fool, THEY LIE the gov LIES all
the time and yes, they think we are all so stupid. THIS IS ALL ABOUT
CRAP AND PROPOGRANDA LIES and LIES believe their bloody lies???
http://www.goodnewsaboutgod.com/studies/birdflu.htm this is very long and it shows you how phony the bird flu is going to people, WAKE UP
AMERICA THIS BIRD FLU IS JUST FOR THE BIRDS
Nate said (December 05, 2006):
Well done sir.
I am curious as to why you did not raise the rhetorically pregnant question ... "And exactly why did certain governments dig up dead bodies and recreate the Spanish Flu?"
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=& ... tnG=Search
Security fears as flu virus that killed 50 million is recreated ...
Scientists have recreated the 1918 Spanish flu virus, ... any molecular biologist with sufficient knowledge could recreate this virus," said Dr John Wood, ...
www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,3605,1585977,00.html - 38k - Cached - Similar pages
Ray said (December 05, 2006):
I thought I would add a bit to your article on the Spanish Flu of 1918.
In Pasteur Plagiarist Impostor! — The Germ Theory Exploded!, R.B. Pearson states on page 85; [Quoting]
“In the pamphlets ‘Germ Mutation’ and ‘Immunity, Artificial vs. Natural’ I give some important evidence indicating that the 1918 influenza epidemic was caused by mutation in vaccines used to ‘prevent’ typhoid in the armies in Europe.
“When they inoculated against typhoid, they soon found that they had a PARA-typhoid on their hands, and the percentage of paratyphoid in those inoculated WAS IDENTICAL TO THE SECOND DECIMAL PLACE, with the percentage of TYPHOID in those NOT inoculated.(60)
“And when they gave two “shots,” one for each of these, they discovered a second paratyphoid, so to be scientific, they called them ‘A’ and ‘B’.
“And, as ‘scientists’ must always be ‘scientific,’ they then gave the boys three ‘shots’, one for each of the above diseases, whereupon they found a fourth ‘disease’—INFLUENZA—and the world’s highest recorded death rate in that! The Surgeon General of the A.E.F. said of this ‘Influenza’:
‘The ordinary clinical picture of typhoid paratyphoid is very frequently profoundly modified in vaccinated individuals’ . . . ‘intestinal types of supposed influenza should always be considered as possible typhoid until proven otherwise.’ . . . ‘vaccination is a partial protection only and must be reinforced by sanitary measures.’(61)" [End Quoting]
Thank you for all your work Mr.Makow.
Jean from Hungary said (December 05, 2006):
Once again you pointed out something real big. We know that the NWO "elites" are openly supporting a massive depopulation agenda and, thus, something is certainly being cooked on that purpose. Everybody fears that it could be the "bird flu" and is surprised that it did not "work" until today. Personally, I`m afraid the next "Spanish flu" virus is ready to be unleashed but wasn`t yet.
Could it be that the "bird flu" is only a preparatory phase in that it is going to justify massive vaccinations which would protect or, on the contrary, sensibilise selected populations to a still secret and unleashed WMD virus? Such a selective targeting could be necessary considering that the physically deficient urbanised western populations` immune system is certainly weaker than that of the Arab or Asian populations whom the global "elites" want probably to get rid of in particular.
This didn`t appear in the international medias but, a few months ago, the current Hungarian government was bragging about funding a miracle vaccine against the "bird flu ". Some of the ministers of this government have even "tested" it in front of the TV cameras (?!).
Strangely, this miracle vaccine never appeared on the international market and went unnoticed by the World Health Organisation. Even stranger is that, when some journalists asked the government about the destiny of this miracle vaccine likely to save mankind from a "bird flu" plague, they were answered that it was not the business of the government to bring it to the populations and that of an obscure private company was charged to sell it at the best price and... that an Iraqi billionaire bought it already for use in the Middle East. Sure, I`m a conspiracy nut...
PS ...And do not forget the depleted uranium everlasting dust clouds offered to the Middle East in the "anti-terrorist" Gulf war packages. Many million Arab and Iranian people will probably die of it in the coming years. Many Israeli people too, of course, since the zionist wall cannot filtrate the DU dust... Are the Israelis a sacrificial lamb to the NWO? I mean those many who are too poor to ever leave the region.
Jennifer said (December 04, 2006):
Look up the herb "Boneset", it was used by locals to survive the Spanish Flu. I tell people to go buy Boneset, St.John'sWort and Goldenseal at a reliable health food store,which will protect them from the man-made bird flu shortly coming to devastate most of mankinds' indigenoius/poor people world-wide. I'm Shawnee, many of us know what's to come.
Bob said (December 04, 2006):
Superb essay, Henry. A whole book could be written about elite depopulation measures, perhaps by you. Even the deliberate delay in responding to the New Orleans Katrina calamity serves as an example. It's a bad time to be a "useless eater".
The most outrageous case, I believe, was the development of the AIDs virus, as endorsed by Richard Nixon, at Fort Deitrick, Maryland. While much material on this is to be found, considerable effort is necessary. Surely, the elites found the widespread deaths of black Africans to be a bonus.
Jocelyn said (December 03, 2006):
I think that Heinrich Mueller is very credible, and accurately reported what he had heard at the 1944 conference. But I do not think that his source, General Schreiber, is credible. First of all, the context of the comment: it was made at a bacterial warfare conference. The Nazis had every reason to lie, if that might help to convince anyone in the room who might be squeamish about what they themselves were doing. Secondly, Schreiber’s description of the “double blow” was all wrong. He says the first blow attacked the immune system. In actual fact, it was people with STRONG, not weak immune systems, who died of the Spanish Flu. Thirdly, Schreiber says that a British scientist developed that flu. So how did the Flu get out of control in the US? Here I am looking at motive and opportunity. The United States was not in WW1 until 1917. Germany, Britain and the rest of the combatants had been at war since 1914. If the British had developed the Flu as a weapon, it makes more sense that they would have tested it in Canada or France, because if they killed a few colonials or Frenchmen, so what? I can’t see the British taking the chance of offending the Americans.
My feeling about Spanish Flu as a weapon of war, is that it was most likely a natural flu, and if used as a weapon, it was AFTER it had become epidemic, to kill selected high-level enemy targets. If the British used it, it’s too bad they didn’t get the Kaiser with it. I think it’s more likely that the Germans themselves used it. Kaiser Bill was a very nasty piece of work, and his own grandmother, Queen Victoria, had not been able to tolerate him. The Kaiser did not hesitate to use mustard gas, chlorine gas, and other chemical weapons, so why not bacteriological weapons? I can imagine it being approved for use after the US joined in 1917, and the tide of war turned against Germany.
By the way, I do not think that the Spanish Flu recombined at any point, with Sin Nombre or other hantaviruses, although that was what the writer of the book thought. Recent research has shown that the Flu was a nasty killer all by itself, like the current deadly bird flu. The SARS flu of a couple years ago, is similar in that it was also hemorrhagic. Dr. Patricia Doyle got it, and survived. I recommend her Emerging Diseases Message Board at www.emergingdisease.org/phpbb/index.php. She also has a number of excellent articles archived at www.rense.com, which can be searched for under “Patricia Doyle”.
In the meantime, if you want to know more about recombination of viruses,
check out the website, www.recombinomics.com.
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